img_5822120509Knollwood School’s Lady Knights gather around coach Tara Mattison during a break in Saturday’s play. Below, Julie Anne Krasutsky takes it to the hoop against the Shrewsbury School’s Lady Tigers. (Click to enlarge)


For the second year in a row, the girls of Fair Haven’s Knollwood School rolled through the Red Kettle Classic tourney, held this weekend at the Salvation Army gym in Red Bank.

They defeated the St. James (Red Bank) Royals, 28 to 21 in the final, held Saturday.

The St. James boys also made it to the final, where they fell to the Shrewsbury Tigers, 31 to 20.

In the Friday night tournament openers, both the boys and girls of the Red Bank Middle School defeated crosstown rivals from the Red Bank Charter School.

Here are the players chosen for the all-tournament teams:


Jessica Scotti and Lily Gradl – RBCS

Kaylee Hartman, Sarena Dixon and Theora Taylor – RBMS

Grace Fallon – St. James

Rebecca Losch – Shrewsbury

Shea Brennan – Holy Cross

Catie Ebner and Grace Stant -Knollwood


Luis Acquire and James Cross – RBCS

Xaire Williams, Jessie Rodriquez, Scottie Reeves – RBMS

Connor Smith – St. James

Corey Martin & Jimmy Ferrogine – Shrewsbury

Pat Ruane Ruane -Holy Cross

Jimmy Purcell – Knollwood

Players selected won American Express gift cards, courtesty of the tourney sponsor United Teletech Financial.